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Alternative population bases

Five alternative population bases are under consideration. These estimates will be assessed prior to release and, depending on the quality, only limited outputs may be available, such as age by sex.


The population estimate for a given geography, including students placed at their non-term-time address.


The population estimate for a given geography, to place individuals in the household where they reside for most of the time, for example, second residences used for work purposes.

Short-term resident:

Short-term non-UK born resident population tables were published on 31 October 2013. See release: Short-term resident population statistics for local authorities in England and Wales.


The population estimate for a given geography during standard working hours (taking account of the number of people who, for example, travel into a city to work). Effectively, this is a geographic redistribution of the usually resident population who are in work, allocated to their place of work.


Workday population tables were published on 31 October 2013. See release: Workday population statistics for output sreas in England and Wales (Part 1)

Users have suggested univariate variables that they would like to see for both workplace and workday population estimates on both output area and workplace zone geographies, including age, National Statistics Socio-economic Classification (NS-SEC), social grade, and distance travelled (as for workplace statistics in 2001), plus industry; occupation; sex; qualifications; tenure; cars or vans; ethnic group; religion, and language. Demand has also been expressed for look-up tables that relate output areas to workplace zones.


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